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DHS Awards $6 Billion Cybersecurity Contract to 17 Firms

By Mike Lennon on August 14, 2013 (via Security Week)

DHS Selects 17 Companies to Participate in $6 Billion ‘Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation’ Contract

On Tuesday, 17 technology and defense contractors were awarded participation in a cybersecurity contract with the U.S. government that could be valued at as much as $6 billion over five years.

The General Services Administration (GSA) this week announced a contract award that will allow government agencies to partner with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deploy Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) technology that will enhance the security and resilience of their networks.

According to the DHS, the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program was designed to defend Federal IT networks from cyber threats by providing continuous monitoring sensors (tools), diagnosis, mitigation tools, dashboards, and Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) to strengthen the security posture of Government networks.

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